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As we conclude our IMHX wrap-up this week, it seems appropriate to ponder the future of materials handling trade shows. While there were good exhibitor numbers at IMHX (we're still waiting for the attendance figures), some notably big players were absent, including Jungheinrich and Linde. Some attendees thought these absences impacted negatively while many exhibitors relished the additional attention they enjoyed without their competitors in the halls.
Some questioned the value of these shows, not just in the absence of big players who are starting to run their own events, but as online communities replace the need for show attendance.
Meanwhile, we're still perplexed about next year's clash of the giants: organisers of Modex in the US and Logimat in Germany have scheduled their shows at exactly the same time. Maybe it's co-incidence, but nonetheless, it will leave many delegates with an either-or choice. Even though the shows are in different markets, some people might well have attended both in ideal circumstances.
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Safety winners named
UNITED KINGDOM The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) has recognised innovative solutions for safer materials handling at the Design4Safety Awards 2019, held at IMHX. “Improving safety within the materials handling industry ...
Crown marks 50 years with new offerings
UNITED KINGDOM Crown participated in IMHX with one of its strongest line-ups ever as it marked its 50th year in the UK. Simon Barkworth, managing director - UK, Crown Lift Trucks, ...
Busy Briggs shows diverse solutions
UNITED KINGDOM Briggs had a large display with its partners, Hyster and Yale, focusing on robotics, warehousing and logistics, but also showed some of its own safety features and a range of ...
BYD debuts warehouse range at IMHX
UNITED KINGDOM Chinese manufacturer BYD made its first appearance at IMHX with an expansive range of warehouse trucks. BYD is an industry leader in electric vehicles, and its display included the ...
Chinese seek distribution
UNITED KINGDOM Chinese manufacturers were under-represented at IMHX, with fewer exhibitors than at other shows, some possibly disappointed by their participation in previous European trade shows. MiMA brought five machines to ...
B&B goes electric
UNITED KINGDOM B&B Attachments debuted its first electronically operated attachment at IMHX 2019, with managing director Mike Barton describing the KAUP electric fork positioner T160BE as “of huge interest to the AGV ...
Flexi does digital
UNITED KINGDOM Narrow Aisle unveiled its new models which look remarkably like the old ones, in a move described by managing director John Maguire as the 911 (a reference to the Porsche ...
JCB adds another electric model
UNITED KINGDOM British manufacturer JCB used IMHX to launch its second electric-powered Teletruk telescopic lift truck, the JCB 35-22E. What is significant about this model, according to Paul Murray, general manager, ...
Hubtex is ready for AGVs
UNITED KINGDOM Hubtex used IMHX to show its MAXX trucks, recently victorious in the FLTA awards. Sales and marketing manager Paul McNally said the MAXX was “a bit of a step away ...
Unicarriers supports TiL
UNITED KINGDOM Rather than taking a dedicated stand, UniCarriers opted to support the Talent in Logistics Forklift Driver of the Year competition at IMHX, according to Chris Bates, sales director. ...
Samag focuses on special needs
UNITED KINGDOM Italy’s Samag had samples of its stainless steel stackers and pallet trucks on show, alongside its heavy-duty stacker line designed to move up to 20 T. Managing director ...
Hyster presents energy solutions
UNITED KINGDOM Marking its 90th anniversary, Hyster showed its J2.5XN electric forklift, featuring a lithium-ion battery and retro d�cor, which encouraged conversation about developments in materials handling power.    A ...
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